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Since upgrading to Veeam 9.5 Ive noticed I now have snapshots on two of my 4 servers which sit on the vCentre. Im down to 350gb on the main storage datastore and dont have any more space presently available. I never noticed these snapshots before on Veeam 8 but I may of not noticed but since upgrading to 9.5 a lot of space has disappeared from my datastore.

Is there a way the snapshots can be consolidated into the main vm files or do I have to provide more space?

Got 2 Veeam 9.5 backup jobs stopping on and Ive tried locating the VeeamAgent.exe but there are none. I followed the KB article where you stop and start services etc but this has not worked either.

Anybody come across this?

Windwos 2012, Veeam 9.5 Update 3.

Re: Imaging computers for bare metal backups.  I don't want to miss a bet regarding best practices.
So, I'm asking for comments on my beliefs and practices.
I'm trying to be as pedantic as possible in order to generate comments.  So some assertions are really, to me, DUH!  (You don't have to say "well, SURE!"     :-)
I'm currently targeting VEEAM Windows Free Agent as the tool.
There are no virtual machines.
There are no "families" of identical target hardware.

1) If it's going to be bare metal then that implies the OS drive could be empty and one has to provide a boot mechanism.

2) One has to have a boot mechanism, an image, and the image source has to be reachable by the booted recovery environment.

3) Remote access is out of the question.

4) If the computer is headless then this can complicate matters to provide HID access for the recovery environment.

5) The VEEAM backup process can keep up with changes.  So, if the objective is to back out from an OS upgrade, some selection in the recovery will be necessary.  (Assumes that using a Restore Point from within Windows isn't feasible).

6) Using VEEAM, it's necessary to have a unique boot drive.  How to avoid the uniqueness?

7) The unique boot drives have to be available or easily burned from backups.  (Which?)

8) If the unique boot drive isn't tested (including that the image file reachable) then you don't know what you have.

Some thoughts and questions:
The more computers handled by imaging, …
How to manual backup for virtual machine store in the Vsphere client show in the screenshot. Do i just backup the vmdk will do?

Please note we don't have a Veeam backup and vcenter to export to OVF files and the only solution is to do a manual backup.
I'm trying to make good use of the VEEAM free imaging tool for bare metal backups.
I can get the image files OK but have a few questions about restore operations.

Assuming that I need to apply this to a number of computers (not too large a number) and that others may have to do the restorations, I'd like to save the files on a network share rather than, say, an external USB drive that can be made "local" when the time for restoration comes.
Clearly, one is going to want to test the restoration process and I'm willing to deal with variations in computers regarding "can this one boot from a USB or DVD?".

But, in the first test using a network drive, I couldn't get the VEEAM restore system to see any network shares.
This is in a workgroup environment with a number of file shares on the network.
I've already determined that the NIC driver seems to be present and have configured its settings after / during boot to match the workgroup subnet.
But that's as far as I can get.
Also, I'm not expecting name service so use file-sharing computer IP addresses such as:

I don't want to find a solution for a one-off computer.  I want to be able to do this over a range of different computers.

Suggestions?  I'd rather not give up on a network share as the image source.  But, if that's the conventional wisdom then I guess I'll have to more seriously consider just that.
efficient offsite Reposotrity for Veeam 5TB of data. Currently using 2 buffalo Terastations but not efficient, Space is limited. I was thinking of a MSA2400 with dual controllers for redundancy. What you think?
Using Veeam 9.0 FREE edition and pulling copies from ESXi 5.1, 5.5, and 6.5 .

When performing Veeam Zip operations on a VM does the VM need to be powered off?
Specifically for Linux Red Hat 7.2, can I leave this powered on while taking a backup?
Traffic shapping for Veeam Backup:

he we use VEEAM backup to backup my Hyper-V hosts.

we are running SCVMM 2016 to manage al our vm's and hosts.

how can i set that Veeam backup uses another networkcard then my regular network traffic for my vm's.

i need to do this in scvmm i think but nu idea how to.
Run a PowerCLI to list all snapshots on my VMware server. However, I can't locate some snapshot (eg. IMSVA_replica is no longer exist, we only use IMSVA_replica1).

Any idea where does these snapshot locate ?

One of backup jobs are failing with the following error:

"Processing SEVER1 Error: Unfreeze error: [Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. A VSS critical writer has failed. Writer name: [SqlServerWriter]. Class ID: [{a65f4462-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0465426912a}]. Instance ID: [{54654edf-a345-470b-9bcf-214245bf339b}]. Writer's state: [VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT]. Error code: [0x800423f4].]"

I use Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 and I am on VMware version 6.5.
A Veeam Backup temporary snaphsot was left last time when a backup job is fail. Should I click "Delete All" to remove it ? Will there be any impact to the production environment ?

Vmware CBT and Backup.

to make  a simple scenario . Let's say you back up VMs with Veeam  (Full backup). when the back up is completed  ,let 's say the transferred data to the backup storage is 100 Terabytes
if after the full is completed , you will decide to run the same full another time. will this backup also be 100 Terabytes or smaller, considering CBT effect ?

Thank you
Hi I have to do system architecture diagrams for environment

Its very documentation heavy, have to cover VMware, Active Directory, 2008R2 forest mode and on premise Exchange 2010

Is there any guidelines people would recommend i realise its a general query

For instance are there free tools that provide mapping which i can use with visio

I have seen the free stencils Veeam provide and they look good

I am looking to do high level overview then go a bit deeper and also include support documentation which will be a lot more straightforward

Any pointers appreciated
Hello all,
Last night Veeam Backup Job has given an error for a virtual machine. When I looked at this virtual machine in the morning, I saw that it was closed because there was no space on the hard disk (retry / ignore screen). however, there was enough free disk space. At the same time, Veeam could not delete the temporary snapshot that it created for this virtual machine.
for this reason the virtual machine needed disk consolidation.
I increased the disk size through the storage and I could open the virtual machine.
then I started the consolidation for the virtual machine with vSphere. but every time I got this error. "an error occurred while consolidating disks: 5 (input / output error)

I shut down the virtual machine and tried again.
I manually deleted the temporary snapshot, my attempt failed.
I tried to manually take the snopshot and it failed.
I manually deleted the SnapShot that I took manually and tried again.

how can I get rid of this situation? I really need help. because in this case the virtual machine is over-consuming hard disk. Today I made a 100GB disk increase in total, but it quickly consumed this space too.
Thank you in advance for your support.
ESXi 5.5
Veeam 7.0
Virtual Machine windows server 2008 x64
Best Practice for Veeam Backup:


we have a Cluster running with 14 nodes.

Each node contains different VM's.

we use Veeam for backup.

Would you use 1 backup job to backup the Cluster of would you create a backup job for each customer on the Cluster. A customer has about 4 to 10 servers in our cluster.

Of how to do this best?
Need help determining the problem with a VM in VMWARE not processing correctly.  See attached screenshot of error.  I use VMWARE for virtualization.
Have a Veeam server running the free version of Veeam 9.5, I am not able to backup a guest off a VMWare server running ESXI 6.0 with the Essentials license.

Have run into this issue before with servers on which I had not yet installed the VMWare license key code. In those cases, Veeam ZIP will just return error "Access Denied" when trying to backup. I may have tried it once on this configuration before installing the license.

But the key is installed a now showing valid on VWmare server, and I am still getting the Access Denied error. Do I need to reinstall Veeam and re-add the ESXi server now?

I have already removed and re-added the server to Veeam.

Hi All,

I just wanted to get some opinions on Veeam Replication. I have a two server site, both servers are Hyper V hosts with two VM's on each, one VM on the first Host is a DC that holds all the FSMO roles, second server has a backup DC VM

Both of these DC's are gettings backed up with Veeam to a NAS, I also have the DC with the FSMO roles replicating to the other Hyper V Host.

Is it best practice to have this FSMO holding DC replicated which i could fail over with Veeam if i loose it, or is it better to just have the backup, if I lose the FSMO DC, rather seize the FSMO roles on the backup DC and build a new DC, transfer roles back etc.

The replication job of the FSMO DC is working perfect with Application Aware enabled.

Veeam's articles kinda suggest its ok but other forums suggest that FSMO transfer or Seize would be better.

I appreciate any advice or suggestions

Dear All

             i have an exchange server 2010, and i am trying to restore from veeam, the version i,m using is Veeam 9 backup and replication, but when i try to restore, the mounting restore point taking so long time, the VM size is 2.3TB, see below screenshot, any idea what go wrong ? any help would be appreciate


We are using Veeam to backup our MSSQL servers and there is a setting under application-aware processing that allows us to Truncate the log files.  Currently we have both Simple and Full databases (which we backup log files throughout the day). If we were to chose Truncate logs would this only change the logs on the Veeam backup or does it Truncate the files on our MSSQL server first and than backs up the server? Would this cause any issues with our full databases when we are taking log back ups?

Recently signed up for a half rack of space at a colo with a 200mbps connection with 13 private ip.  My plan is to put a nimble storage array, a couple vm hosts, an asa5506 and a nexus 3k switch.  I'm trying to figure out if theres a way I can still manage this storage and the hosts as part of a cluster for DR purposes, have veeam as well.  Limitation is the network as they don't have ATT in the NOC, so i can't do any mpls. So that leaves ipsec site to site.  What's my best option here, as i know that I can't extend vlans across because of ipsec.  so basically I'll have 2 decoupled networks.  Anyone familiar with this and have done something similar,  NSX maybe?
How can I disable the Gmail email account security alerts?

An organization I am consulting for had their Veeam backup email alerts setup using a single Gmail email account that accesses this Gmail account using the SMTP email protocol.

The Veeam backup program on 40 Windows computers sends alerts to this Gmail email address everytime that the Veeam backup succeeds, fails, or has any issues.

These users often travel with their laptops and I am constantly receiving Gmail security alerts related to this email account.

So is there any way that I can disable the Gmail email account security alerts for this Gmail email account?

i have a two node Hyper-V Cluster build.

now when i want to add the Hyper-V Cluster to my Veeam Backup server he always says that the specified ip does not match any resolved cluster ip addresses.

the hyper-v cluster and my veeam server are in the same lan but the veeam server is not connected to the ad of the cluster.

any idea's why this will not work? When i add the two nodes as standalone hyperv with there ip addresses to veeam then this works. only the cluster does not connect?!
Hi Veeam Experts

we are using Veeam 9.5 to backup our environment

we have virtual Veeam backup server - physical veeam proxy server - CIFS share from our backup NAS with 10 G speed

so we backup to disk - then we clone to taps

and i just started to create jobs but  i am confused about Retention Policy in Veeam

for example

i want to backup exchange server with ability to restore one year old emails from the CIFS share without using taps

so what the number i have to give in the configuration wizard for  Retention Policy

i want to use Synthetic Full Backup

and do you think in order to meet this also do you think i need to enable monthly active full backup

so kindly advice me what number i have to put in Retention Policy in order to get this result

Trying to setup veeam free to schedule backups from a hyperv server.
If I run it manually from veeam UI it works fine.

I'm using this script:

Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapin
$vms = "adminws"
$netcreds = Get-VBRCredentials -Name "bknas\vmbackups"
foreach($vmname in $vms){
	$vm = Find-VBRHvEntity -Name $vmname
	Start-VBRZip -Folder "Y:\vms" -Entity $vm -Compression 5 -DisableQuiesce -NetworkCredentials $netcreds

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It looks like it's trying to backup, however, it never writes a file, and it returns this:

EventNotifier                : Veeam.Backup.Core.CEventNotifier
BottleneckManager            : CJobBottleneckManager
Info                         : Veeam.Backup.Model.CBackupSessionInfo
Progress                     : Veeam.Backup.Model.CBackupProgressData
StartupMode                  : Normal
JobSourceType                : HyperV
CurrentPointId               : 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
OriginalSessionId            : 73e8e2fd-7784-4df8-adc5-ed13ca85782d
IsFullMode                   : True
IsRetryMode                  : False
IsRecheckRetry               : False
IsQuickBackup                : False
IsVeeamZip                   : True
IsPlannedFailover            : False
IsReplicaFromBackup          : False
IsAdHocBackup                : False
PostActivity                 : AskService
Name                         : adminws_2018-02-21T223729 (Active Full)
OrigJobName                  : adminws_2018-02-21T223729
BackupStats                  : 

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Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.